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of michigan and, of course, everybody's aware of the economic pain felt by the city of detroit, so finishing a swim there was also very symbolic. what we really wanted to show, number one, we're selling these bricks to help fund building projects, but there was also a message of hope we wanted to deliver, you know, that we don't have to sink with the weight of our burleds, you know? and if one man can pull a ton of bricks 22 miles, then what are we able to accomplish if we all pull together? i believe we will have the strength to pull ourselves out of this, and that was really the message that we delivered. jenna: it's such a powerful message, and it struck me as i was reading a little bit about you that most of the stories we do about detroit and about michigan are, as you mentioned, you know, they're negative because of what's going on right now with the economy. and you had an interesting interaction with a woman who traveled to see you at the end of this swim, jim. tell our viewers a little bit about that. >> this was the most special moment of the swim for me, you know? in addition to m
control. they want the deficit under control, stop spending. jon: very quickly, look at detroit. detroit declared bankruptcy in part because it has so many mandates to fund pensions and so forth that it cannot afford to pay -- >> right. jon: same kind of thing the federal government is facing. >> although the federal government has a magical printing press, jon, but you can't do that without consequence. so we do have to get this government and spending under control. jon: monica crowley, thank you. >> you bet, thanks. alisyn: well, a controversial program shaping up in california. suspects swapping their dna for a taste of freedom. coming up, we take a closer look at this. >>> and wooly mammoths roamed the earth tens of thousands of years ago, but could these prehistoric beasts be revived? one scientist is considering cloning the ice age giants. alisyn: right now orange county, california, playing let's make a deal with suspects: hand me other a sample of your dna, and you could go free in certain cases. will carr joins us live from our los angeles bureau with more. >> reporter: here's
of detroit and chicago that these cities in deep financial trouble may with looking -- may be looking to push some retirees into the health care exchanges instead of having to pay for health care benefits until they're the age of 65 or so, michael. if that happens and, again, it's just an idea, but if health care becomes entrenched in that way because of decisions made by politicians at a local level, how does that influence the political debate? >> i think one of the ways is that if cities, cities with big payrolls like shaq -- like chicago dump their employees on the health care exchanges, this program is going to end up costing more than has been projected, because those assumptions were baked into the bill. one of the things you have to realize about this bill is that even its backers admit that it was not the ideal piece of legislation they wanted. that's because after the victory of scott brown, the republican in the special senate election in january 2010, democrats no longer had the 60 votes they needed to beat back a pily buster in the -- filibuster in the senate. and their only path
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